49 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United States--Biography.

  1. Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933

    4,600 items. 36 containers. 10 linear feet. 15 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection composed of the papers of Abraham Lincoln, United States president, United States representative from Illinois, and lawyer; William Henry Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, collector, and biographer from Springfield, Illinois; and Jesse William Weik, lawyer of Greencastle, Indiana, and coauthor of Herndon's Lincoln. Includes records (1933) of the Weik Manuscript Corporation and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889).

  2. John Paul Frank papers, 1936-2000

    330 items. 1 container. .4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, lawyer, and professor. Correspondence, memoranda, a legislative bill, notes, photographs, speeches, and writings documenting Frank's relationship as a law clerk and friend of Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black. Additional material relates to attempts to desegregate law schools in 1951 while Frank was a professor at Yale Law School and the creation of an intermediate court of appeals to assist in reducing the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1983-1987.

  3. George C. Dyer papers, 1898-1988

    3,500 items. 10 containers. 4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Navy officer. Correspondence, memoranda, diary, speeches and lectures, research files, reports, biographical material, photographs, and printed matter relating to Dyer's naval career and to his publications, primarily his biographies of navy admirals during the World War II era.

  4. MacKinlay Kantor papers, 1885-1998

    52,000 items. 180 containers plus 3 oversize. 73.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Novelist and author. Correspondence, diaries, drafts and galleys of playscripts, poems, songs, and fiction and nonfiction books, tearsheets, dictation and interview transcripts, notes, research materials, descriptive inventories of personal papers, legal and financial documents, clippings, printed material, scrapbooks, publicity and promotional records, maps, book illustrations, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Kantor's literary career.

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  5. Howard Teichmann papers, 1857-2001

    49,500 items. 141 containers plus 13 oversize. 60 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, educator, and theater administrator. Correspondence, drafts and typescripts of writings, financial records, notes, photographs, and research material pertaining to Teichmann's career as a playwright, biographer, educator, and theater administrator.

  6. Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916

    3,280 items. 11 containers plus 1 oversize. 5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Biographer and publisher. Correspondence, biographical files, business records of the National Biographical Society, illustrated materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Elder's creation and publication of biographical directories for the society.

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  7. Vernon Boyce Hampton papers, 1872-1971

    275 items. 3 containers. 1.0 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historian and biographer. Correspondence, photostatic copies of Chester Alan Arthur's correspondence, writings, bibliographical material, and clippings relating primarily to Hampton's writings.

  8. Joseph Meredith Toner collection of manuscripts, 1741-1896

    237,000 items. 587 containers plus 2 oversize. 225.6 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physician, author and collector. Correspondence, diary, notes, lists, bibliographical material, printed matter, and other papers reflecting primarily the personal and professional life of Toner, the history and practice of medicine in the United States, and the life and times of George Washington.

  9. Bancroft-Bliss families papers, 1788-1928

    5,800 items. 20 containers plus 3 oversize. 8.1 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diary, legal and financial papers, article and book galleys, invitations, and printed material of members of the Bliss and Bancroft families, including George Bancroft (1800-1891); his wife, Elizabeth Davis Bancroft (1803-1886), her first husband, Alexander Bliss (1792-1827); and their son, Alexander Bliss (1827-1896).

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  10. American Council of Learned Societies records, 1910-2011

    861,000 items. 2,697 containers plus 47 oversize. 1,100 linear feet. 13 microfilm reels. 118 digital files (1.27 MB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Federation of scholarly organizations specializing in fellowships and grants to promote the study of the humanities and social sciences. Correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, financial material, fellowship and grant files, project files, committee files, manuscripts, reports, notes, applications, announcements and publicity, memoranda, speeches and lectures, articles, surveys and questionnaires, administrative files, trip files, fund raising files, and future plans.

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